Associated dimensions


#1

Are there any plans to introduce associated dimensions ?

I know one can group an object with a dimension, enabling the dimension to change when scaling but would be nice not to have to group


(Wim Dekeyser) #2

If you place dimensions with history on they will update when the geometry that was snapped to updates.


#3

Yes , turn history on …


#4

Thanks yes this works.

It’s just annoying having to remember and click another button each time one makes a dimension.

Are there any plans to have associated dimensions in future versions of Rhino ? Would be a great feature


#5

Just put always history on:


#6

Is there a way to Record History only for type of select object (here for Dimensions)


#7

I don’t believe so. Here is the history items …

I usually have it on all the time, but just turn off the you broke history notification in settings.

«Randy


#8

Nope. There is a possibility - not necessarily by object type, but rather by command-by-command. So for example, you can have Copy with history and Copy without. But you would have to make your own macros for this and create a custom command set. And I’m not absolutely certain this works on the Mac side yet.

a # symbol in front of the command will turn history on for that command
a % symbol in front of the command will turn history off for that command

So you could make a macro

#_Dim

Which would make a history-enabled dimension even if you have History turned off…

HTH, --Mitch


#9

Very interesting prefix…but actually not yet working on Mac
I’ll keep it in mind, thank you Mitch


#10

Not working,

he beat me to it.


#11

OK, sorry, we’ll get there eventually… --Mitch


#12

Don’t be. It is one of those little things you don’t miss because you never knew about it. But thanks for giving us this information. :slight_smile:

«Randy


#13

Thanks. Did not realise one could do so


#14

That would be very handy